Oracle Reviews in Singapore

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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  1.  

    exceptional sales focused company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President License Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President License Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    market leader, customers recognize oracle as the market leading software, perks for M6 (VP) and above, headhunters calling me all the time !

    Cons

    - deliver your quarterly numbers, some deadwood divisions, recent senior leadership changes affecting morale in apac

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing the right things overall, transition to cloud sales affecting some sales morale (to be expected)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solution Architect for the Public Service in ASEAN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oracle

    Pros

    Wide exposure to many technologies and solutions. Oracle has many consultants and technical experts that have in-depth knowledge of their own products.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many of the product specialist operate in silos and are not able to leverage on other Oracle solutions to upsell and differentiate against competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oracle should focus more on building and retaining existing install base to extend their footprint else they will deflect to competitive solutions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced work environment, constant change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consulting Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Consulting Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to Global 100 customers; great technology

    Cons

    Lots of competing business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    BIg Shop that carries all products under one roof, from database to middleware to applications to hardware. Even own consulting arm that implements the more complex projects.

    Cons

    Team is silo in approach and outlook. No concept of Strategic account - one account can have several sales reps each representing their own product - biggest joke is all work for their own benefit, sometimes at the expense of their other sales colleagues!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people. Very helpful, and a very supportive management.
    Great acquisition strategy.
    Leader in the areas that it choses to operate in.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult targets. IT seems like the company does not want you to make your entire commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People at the HQ: please study the ground realities and the market before setting sky high targets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor employee engagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good products and financially strong company

    Cons

    Heavy politics dampens work efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be committed in the long term interest of the company, engage employees and seriously retain talent

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oracle is good for first 3 years then you should switch (unless you are in sales)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent products, can provide end-to-end solutions, very aggressive in sales (so as pre-sales you learn things quickly), lots of talented resources to learn from, if you work hard you get recognition. As pre-sales there is lot to learn and no one will stop you from learning new things and starting the pre-sales activities on your own. Oracle will help generously for external training and certifications (full reimbursement). work from home, flexible timing, when you travel you always stay in 5-star hotels and their is no TA/DA (so expenses are all paid via corporate credit card and there is no limit for food bills ). Good compensation for sales guys

    Cons

    negotiate well when you join oracle because salary wont increase every year, been in Oracle for 6 years, achieved 150% of KPIs fr past 3 years, but no pay raise. Only way you can get a pay-raise is after you get a job outside and based on offer letter, HR and Management will match the salary (I dont support this method)
    Politics is there, need to know the right people to get promotions (btw promotions doesn't necessarily increase your salary). Manager can tell you that his own salary has not increase so how can he help you ? huh...
    Since its a sales-driven org, above mentioned cons dont apply to sales team. they can get their salary raised easily (they have solid numbers to show from yearly quota achievement etc). Pre-sales, even though is the most important dept, dont get good treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management know what they are doing, so feedback is not required from employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for Technology Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consulting Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consulting Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Strong and aggressive Sales culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a bit stressful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfied but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Singapore in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Singapore in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working here for 2.5 years. Found that most of the colleagues are very helpful. Excellent products

    Cons

    Very competitive. Most product BU only focus on their product rather than working across BU to be a united front to the client. I guess this is pretty much the culture in Oracle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on synergistic and walk the talk of one RED team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    My experience at Oracle was fine, although it was getting very bureacratic and process oriented.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company culture, multinational and at times visionary in world of tech

    Cons

    High bureaucracy, process driven, highly US centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should trust employees more to provide meaningful contribution to the company, and to reduce red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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